Jan 23, 2014

Note, Tim Wilson, speech not the only freedom worth protecting

The new appointee to the Human Rights Commission has a lot to say about the curriculum. But Crikey's writer-at-large says maybe Wilson needs to go back to school himself to swot up on basic theories.

Guy Rundle — Correspondent-at-large

Guy Rundle


Tim Wilson, the small government enthusiast who is soon to take up the $6000-a-week taxpayer-funded position at a commission he wants to abolish. He has not begun there yet (or as he says in his press release, he is yet to “assume the position”; I hope to god this is a sly Animal House reference, rather than Wilson being as gormless as he looks in his publicity shots) but he’s had some things to say about the school curriculum. According to Wilson, the “human rights” component of the curriculum has very little to say about the liberal rights that preceded the post-1945 creation of “human rights” as an expanded concept.


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37 thoughts on “Note, Tim Wilson, speech not the only freedom worth protecting

  1. Corey Ander

    Thanks for the article. Can you recommend a TV series that expands on these issues from a neutral perspective?

    As for Tim’s side of the story I’m afraid that I’m unwilling to pay uncle Rupert for the privilege of reading Tim’s article. Free speech my arse!

  2. Richard

    grade a trolling, guy

  3. David Coady

    One caveat Guy. The US Bill of Rights does explicitly protect freedom of assembly. The first amendment guarantees, not only free speech, but also “the right of the people peaceably to assemble”.

  4. bushby jane

    I used to like TW on The Drum! He’s really sold out. I think as an aside that Supplementary Question 2 will not apply to Tim.

  5. klewso

    “Too Right” Tim quoting the I P A lot – isn’t that a conflict of disinterest?

  6. klewso

    …. which reminds me, I gotta get my prostate checked.

  7. Michael

    TW’s appointment is one of the greatest trolls of all time.The column inches and radio time filled with the left’s outrage are clear and amusing proof.

  8. klewso

    That’s Right. All you have to do is disregard the voluminous resources devoted by the conservative-dominated media to outrage when Labor made an “inappropriate political inspired appointment”?

  9. paddy

    Checks calendar. YES!
    The winner of this week’s Troll Thursday is GUY RUNDLE….
    By a glorious country furlong.

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